One of the appearances during Cheapmachines short tour of Berlin in the summer of 2009, this concert can easily be used as a soundtrack to the memory of a lazy day in some far away place, yet so close to home. (- rinus van alebeek) Topics: Cheapmachines, Staalplaat, Berlin, Soundtrack
People who travel by plane, should oblige. Fundamentalist talks are easily recognized as such. Safely enough they come from the other side of our existence. Newspaper headlines and panic struck governments repeat the same lines now for almost a decade. Numbed by propoganda, most of us donât realize how fundamentalistic the discourse of the democratically chosen spokesmen are. Do chicken talk actually? Papapapaaa, who loves The Sun? Simon Whetham has made great recordings of the Gobi Desert. He... Topics: Simon Whetham, Field Recordings, Berlin, Staalplaat
An interview with staalplaat founder Geert Jan Hobijn and the new shop owner Guillaume Siffert at the store in Flughafenstrasse 38 in Berlin. Talks about sitting among cardboard boxes, stones thrown through windows and jet lags and much more. Topics: staalplaat, geert jan hobijn, guillaume siffert, radio on, adrian shephard, rinus van alebeek,...
What started of as Ventolin Orchestra for a supporting act,ended up with a sigh and a cough by Bruno Dorella, the director of the Orchestra. He mumbled that they had stopped performing, and that he didnât have any ideas, and that he was still with his head somewhere else (the beach of Ravenna), and that he was trying out new chop sticks. Result is that voice acrobat Mat Pogo wanted to join Bruno. And just now I hear that Norwegian wizz kid Anders Hana (MoHa!)(!) will bring his saxophone. The... Topics: Mat Pogo, Anders Hana, Bruno Dorella, MoHa!, Ovo, Staalplaat, Berlin, Flughafenstrasse
What was said and heard after the interview when the microphone decided to do a bit of work for its own sake Topics: christopher williams, adrian shephard, double bass, rinus van alebeek, berlin, staalplaat
Radio On's Adrian Shephard and Rinus van Alebeek talk with double bass player Christopher Williams about San Diego, Barcelona, Berlin, midgets, the natural history of the double bass and more. Also three short improvisations are included. Topics: double bass, christopher williams, adrian shephard, rinus van alebeek, staalplaat, berlin, barcelona